MUSIC DIRECTOR'S BLOG

It's time to fight about the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame nominees.

Here is the list of the nominees, for the Class of 2012!

Ballots will be sent to more than 500 voters, who will select the artists to be inducted at the Rock Hall's 27th annual induction ceremony on April 14th in Cleveland. To be eligible, an artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

  • The Beastie Boys, Laura Nyro and Donna Summer are each on the ballot for the third time.
  • Donovan, Red Hot Chili Peppers and War are each making their second appearance on the ballot.
  • The rest are first-timers -- The Cure, Eric B. and Rakim, Guns n' Roses, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Freddie King, Rufus with Chaka Khan, The Small Faces/The Faces and The Spinners.

What do you think? Who did they miss? Will the Beastie Boys and RHCP finally get in? Will AXL reunite with Slash if GNR get in?